Putting together the Cross Country Travel Guide special edition is always a pleasure. From finding out the latest developments at free-flight meccas like Annecy to talking to local pilots in far-flung places, it always reopens our eyes to the potential out there.
This year we have selected several major destinations –from Annecy in France to Manilla in Australia to the Dolomites in Italy – which are pilot honeypots, sites known for their good conditions and pilot-friendly infrastructure. We’ve explored them in depth, talking to the locals and getting the lowdown on how to fly there.
Plus we’ve taken dozens more sites and presented them in snapshot form. How about the manmade soaring hill in Abu Dhabi? Soaring Pacific air on Oahu? Flight parks of the USA? Acro heaven in Spain? Going XC in Haiti? Flying the magical islands of the Azores?
The result is a beautiful special edition that showcases the very best of what our sports have to offer around the world. Presented in the same style as the magazine, with the very best photography and an easy-on-the-eye layout it is designed to provide inspiration to pilots throughout the year.
If it makes you think, “One day I’m going there…” then it’s done its job and we’ll be happy. If it makes you pick up your bag and head out the door then that will be amazing. We hope it does.
The travel guide is being distributed free to all our subscribers in January – if you already hold a subscription then you don’t need to do anything. If you don’t, then update your subscription – print or digital, it doesn’t matter – and you will receive it free and automatically.
As we roll on into 2015 it’s the perfect time to look forward and start planning. Hopefully the Cross Country Travel Guide 2015 will make it all just that little bit easier.
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